Blessed Luigia Poloni

beatification portrait of Blessed Luigia Poloni, date and artist unknown; swiped from the Vatican web siteAlso known as

  • Mother Vincenza Maria



Baptized on the day of her birth, the youngest of the twelve children, she was raised in a pious family, the daughter of a small businessman who ran a combination pharmacy and grocery in the heart of Verona, Italy. When her fathers died, Luigia took over the family finances. Spiritual student of Blessed Charles Steeb. Nun. Co-founder, with Blessed Charles Steeb of the Sisters of Mercy of Verona to work with the elderly and with abandoned girls; the first group of sisters organized on 2 November 1840, and made their first profession on 10 September 1848. The Sisters continue their good work today in Italy, Germany, Portugal, Albania, Tanzania, Angola, Burundi, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and have been joined by the affiliated Laity of Mercy.





Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Luigia Poloni“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 November 2015. Web. 17 October 2021. <>